As lovely as the city life is, everyone needs a break from the chaos once in a while. These beachside restaurants and bars will make you feel like you’re miles away from the hustle and bustle of Hong Kong without sacrificing on delicious food and drinks. Soak in the sun, sea and sand before cooling off with an ice-cold beer or tropical cocktail. Cheers to the summer!
One of our favourite spots on Lantau is Mavericks, a California-inspired beachside bar, restaurant and board shack opened by famed chef Neil Tomes and designer Jay FC. Enjoy delicious comfort food (think chilli cheese fries, roast chuck and bangers and mash!), and if you’re there at the right time, it’s a gorgeous place to watch the sunset. It’s also the perfect place for surfers and skaters (Vans HK built a skateboard ramp for them) and is guaranteed to score some cool points if you’re looking for an alternative date spot.
Sassy tip: Mavericks also have a range of board games (including giant jenga!) available to all customers – making it that much easier to while away a sunny afternoon.
Where: Pui O Beach, South Lantau, Hong Kong
Hours: Open Fridays, 5pm to 10pm, and Saturdays, Sunday and Public Holidays from 11am to 11pm. For reservations and enquiries, visit its website here.
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For a more luxurious beachside experience, stop by Bathers (formerly known as The Beach House), in South Lantau. The decor is beautiful, the view is even better, and the food is just the icing on the cake. If you’re looking for a touch of beach sophistication, this is your best bet. We love the open-air, chilled out vibe, the uninterrupted views, the tasty grilled goodies and the fresh seafood!
Sassy tip: Bathers is also available to hire for beach wedding ceremonies and other private events, simply contact them here to find out more!
Where: 32 Lower Cheung Sha Village, South Lantau, Hong Kong
Hours: Open Tuesday to Friday for lunch and dinner from 12pm to 9:30pm, and from 9am to 9:30pm on Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays for breakfast, lunch and dinner
If you’ve been craving Mediterranean food as much as we have, then this beachside restaurant is perfect for you. Known for its Mediterranean inspired décor, cuisine and spacious terrace, Cococabana is great for a fresh yet filling meal after a busy day at the beach. Located on HK Island, this is a great option for those of you who fancy venturing out of the city for an intimate dinner!
Where: G/F, Shek O Beach Building, Shek O Beach, Hong Kong
Hours: Monday to Sunday, 12pm to 11pm. For reservations, email them at [email protected] or call 2812 2226.
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If you’re the kind of person that craves seafood after a day at the beach, venture no further than Ming Kee Seafood Restaurant on Po Toi Island. We’ve heard that the calamari is to die for – pair it with a bottle of ice cold beer and you’ve got the best summer day anyone can really ask for! This is a great place to bring friends to escape the city if you’re looking for something cheap and cheerful by the sea.
Where: Tai Wan, Po Toi Island, Hong Kong
Hours: Call 2849 7038 for specific hours
For a little taste of heaven on earth, we recommended splurging and spending the day (or the weekend), at Cabana in Repulse Bay. Relax and watch the waves from the comfy lounge chairs on the rooftop of The Pulse, or sip on champagne before you take a dip in the Japanese hot baths, then party the night away. Cabana is the chicest beachside bar to hit up this summer!
Sassy tip: Cabana offer a range of packages for a number of guests, which can include access to sun loungers, hot tubs, and of, course, champagne! To find out more, check out the website here
Where: Lobby A Rooftop, The Pulse, Beach Road, Repulse Bay, Hong Kong
Hours: Wednesday to Sunday and on Public Holidays from, 10am to 7pm. For reservations, visit www.cabana.hk, call 2889 5939, or email [email protected]
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If you’re looking for a place to drink mojitos and enjoy the fresh summer air, you’ve got to check out Limewood in Repulse Bay. The open space and design lets the sunshine in and the easy, breezy tropical vibes are sure to make you feel like you’re miles away from the busy streets of Hong Kong. The food at Limewood combines Southeast Asian, Mexican (we’re big fans of the guacamole!), Hawaiian and Caribbean flavours, with a speciality in BBQ dishes, so you’re guaranteed to find something fresh and fabulous to satiate your appetite.
Sassy tip: Limewood is always busy, so if you want to ensure you get a spot, book a table by calling 852 2866 8668, or visit the website here
Where: 103/104, The Pulse, 28 Beach Road, Repulse Bay, Hong Kong
Hours: Open for lunch Monday to Wednesday 12pm to 2:30pm, and Thursday to Sunday 12pm to 4pm; for dinner Monday to Saturday 6pm to 10:30pm, and Sun 6pm to 9:30pm; and for drinks Sunday to Thursday 12pm to 11:30pm, and Friday to Saturday 12pm to Midnight
Sometimes we all just need a really good pizza. It’s even better if the pizza comes with delicious cocktails, desserts, and a gorgeous ocean view! With all these elements working perfectly together, Amalfitana Artisan Pizza Bar makes sure that you have the time of your life! Enjoy the open floor setting, colourful Italian murals and open kitchen – where you can see the professional pizzaiolos working their magic – as you sip on one of their exquisite cocktails (negronis, marinas and belluchis!). Amalfitana also offer takeaway, so if you can’t get a table, you can take your pizzas to go and enjoy them on the beach!
Sassy tip: While the pizzas here are obviously a must order, we’re also big fans of the Kale Caesar Salad, not to mention the Nutella topped Pizza for dessert!
Where: Shop 105, The Pulse, 28 Beach Road, Repulse Bay, Hong Kong
Hours: Open everyday from 12pm to 10:30pm. For more information, call 2388 7787
Ben’s Back Beach Bar is the perfect hangout post-hiking (the Dragon’s Back trail ends here!), or post swimming at Shek O Beach. With a casual atmosphere, inexpensive drinks, and an outdoor patio BBQ area, this is a great place to spend time with friends while sipping on cocktails and watching the sun go down!
Sassy tip: Ben’s Back Bar is perfect for your furry friends to enjoy too, so don’t forget to bring them along after a day on the beach!
Where: 273 Shek O Village, Shek O Back Beach, Hong Kong
Hours: Open Thursday and Friday, 7pm to 12am, and Saturday and Sunday, 2pm to 12am. For more information or to reserve a BBQ area call 2809 2268